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  • Fort Pierce Police Department unveils new armored vehicle

    01/07/2014 9:12:17 PM PST · by managusta · 104 replies
    WPTV ^ | Elliott Jones
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Police in Fort Pierce are now armed with a U.S. military surplus battle wagon: a six wheel, 30-ton armored vehicle worth $700,000 — that the agency got for $2,000. “If you see my SWAT team roll up in this, it’s over, so just give up,” said Police Chief Sam Baldwin. However Baldwin hopes the mine-resistant, ambush protection vehicle just stays parked. If used, it would be for transporting the SWAT team and for a mobile command and rescue vehicle. Officer Keith Holmes got the vehicle in October through the auspices of the National Defense Authorization Act....
  • NJ Rep. Leonard Lance: Janet Napolitano Must Explain Bullet Stockpile and Armored Vehicle Purchases

    03/18/2013 5:12:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/13 | Jim Hoft
    ATK is one company that won a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to provide 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition in 2012. Last Friday, New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R – 7th District) told constituents that Janet Napolitano must explain to Congress why DHS has purchased 1.6 billion bullets and 2700 armored vehicles for domestic use. The purchase of thousands of fully automatic rifles for he DHS should also be explained.
  • The Music Man On The Battlefield

    11/10/2012 9:03:36 PM PST · by girlangler · 2 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 11/9/12 | Etta Pettijohn
    “A quiet man of music, denied a simpler fate . . . He gave to me a gift I know I never can repay … He tried to be a soldier once, but his music wouldn’t wait . . .” -- Leader of the Band, Dan Fogelberg. The Music Man on The Battlefield By Etta Pettijohn Music was Ed Harn’s life, the pulse that has carried him through 91 years of creative existence, beginning as a boy in Murphysboro, Illinois, and through the challenges rendered on the battlefield in France during World War II. The resident of the New Mexico...
  • First video and photos of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge

    11/03/2012 1:26:10 AM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 9 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 9/13/2012 | Al Jazeera and Flickr
    This photograph is actually a video still captured from an Al Jazeera video of the remarkable scene at the U.S. Benghazi Consulate sometime before 11:30 pm, on 9/11/2012. Four additional captioned photos can be found at my Flickr page here: First photos of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge . This is the first in a series of photos I will be posting over the weekend. I have added the video clip from the Benghazi compound which you can now watch here: First video of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge I want to thank Congressman Issa for releasing the Benghazi compound...
  • Politicized, Militarized Homeland Security Department Unveils New Panzer Division

    09/25/2012 4:04:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 109 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This to go along with it's 1.2 BILLION rounds of ammo  (22 lead slugs for each-and-every Republican) and armored checkpoint booths... nothing to worry about, tho! To the list of recent unsettling developments at DHS and other federal agencies -such as FEMA camp expansions, massive DHS ammo buys, a creepy new biometric surveillance system just being rolled-out by the FBI, and drones buzzing our backyards with cameras- we can now add the appearance across the country of not just heavily-armored military grade Humvees, but 'GLS' armored personnel carriers (APC's) such as in the picture above- 2500 of them to be...
  • Edmonton triple-homicide suspect arrested at U.S. border (Held up armored car)

    06/17/2012 4:43:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Travis Baumgartner, 21, had no passport, tried to enter U.S. with Alberta driver's licence, according to U.S. border officialsThe man wanted in connection with a deadly armoured-car heist at the University of Alberta had over $330,000 in cash in his vehicle when he was arrested at a U.S. border crossing adjoining British Columbia, U.S. border officers say. Travis Baumgartner, 21, was stopped at the border crossing in Lynden, Wash., near the U.S.-Canada border southwest of Abbotsford, B.C., Edmonton police said Saturday. Border security was alerted when his licence plate was scanned by an automated system and set off an alarm...
  • U.S. deploying heavily armored battle tanks for first time in Afghan war

    11/21/2010 9:28:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1+ views
    wapo ^ | 11/21/10 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    The U.S. military is sending a contingent of heavily armored battle tanks to Afghanistan for the first time in the nine-year war, defense officials said, a shift that signals a further escalation in the aggressive tactics that have been employed by American forces this fall to attack the Taliban. The deployment of a company of M1 Abrams tanks, which will be fielded by the Marines in the country's southwest, will allow ground forces to target insurgents from a greater distance - and with more of a lethal punch - than is possible from any other U.S. military vehicle. The 68-ton...
  • Taj trip included in Barack Obama's itinerary {40 Aircraft - 6 Armoured Cars}

    10/29/2010 6:30:04 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 29 replies · 2+ views
    India Today ^ | Oct 27, 2010 | Saurabh Shukla
    Elaborate security arrangements The presidential entourage will have 40 aircraft, including the Air Force One that will ferry the president. There will be six armoured cars, including four Barack Mobiles and a Cadillac.
  • Forgotten Heroism Remembered and Honored Today

    10/20/2009 2:16:08 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 199+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Flopping Aces | 10-20-09
    President Barack Obama, flanked by members of Troop A, First Squadron, 11th Armored Combat Regiment, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, during a ceremony honoring their service with the Presidential Unit Citation for their actions during the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) From the NYTimes at the beginning of this month: SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On the day Ray R. Moreno came home from Vietnam, the day antiwar protestors called him a baby killer, he decided to pack away his Army uniform for good. Memories and nightmares still intruded,...
  • Asian Terror Threat Big Boom for Israeli Armored Vehicles

    08/20/2009 7:01:26 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 3 replies · 712+ views
    Israel National News ^ | August 20, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Threats of terror in Asia have caused a surge of orders for the Israeli-made Storm (Sufa) Jeep. Business has never been so good. The anonymous purchaser has ordered hundreds of Storm jeeps at the Nazareth-based Automotive Industries Ltd. factory, worth tens of millions of dollars.
  • U.S. Soldiers Deliver Armored Trucks to Iraqi Army

    06/22/2009 4:26:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 472+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Bailey Jester, USA
    BAGHDAD, June 22, 2009 – Iraqi troops in northeastern Baghdad have a new weapon in their arsenal, thanks to U.S. soldiers here. Army Spc. Carlos Smith works in Baghdad to unload one of five up-armored Ford F-350 trucks for the 11th Iraqi Army Division, June 19, 2009. U.S. soldiers spent 37 days and about 60 work hours per truck to complete and deliver the trucks. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Bailey Jester  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers from 115th “Muleskinner” Brigade Support Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team delivered five up-armored Ford F-350 trucks...
  • Today in military history: Patton's 4th Armored brings relief to Allied forces in the Bulge

    12/26/2008 2:09:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 2,411+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/26/08
    Approximately 19,000 Americans were killed and 41,000 wounded during the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle ever fought by the U.S. Army. An Allied victory was secured shortly after General George S. Patton's 4th Armored Division broke through the German rear. On December 26, 1944, General George S. Patton’s 4th Armored Division broke through the German rear during the Battle of the Bulge, effectively ensuring an American victory there. The largest land battle fought on the Western Front during World War II – as well as the largest battle ever fought by the U.S. Army – the Bulge...
  • First Combat Test: Soldiers Field New Improved Outer Tactical Vests

    03/30/2008 11:00:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 999+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Aaron Rosencrans, USA
    BAGHDAD — After stomping around for a few days with the new Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV), 4th Infantry Division Soldiers reported both pros and cons about the new tactical gear. The new vest has several design differences and some added features, which keep the Soldiers in mind when they're in times of trouble. The first noticeable difference in the vest design is the way Soldiers don the IOTV. Rather than slipping into it like a jacket, as with the Interceptor Body Armor, they lift it over their head and pull down, which sometimes requires another person to help get...
  • Ministry of Interior Gets Armored SUVs

    02/10/2008 12:57:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 87+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq
    BAGHDAD — The Ministry of Interior (MOI) received nine armored Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs this week as part of its investment in the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The total value of the shipment was valued in excess of $1.082 Million for the nine vehicles. The vehicles were refitted with armor plating and other custom features in Dubai. The vehicles will be used by the Iraqi Police and other directorates in the MOI. “We have waited for the arrival of these vehicles for a long time,” said Col Ishmel of the MOI. “These vehicles are very important to us in...
  • A New MRAP is Born: Armored Ambulance Newest Addition to Family

    01/17/2008 3:29:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 2,623+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Angel D. Martinez, USA
    The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance is the newest vehicle in a new fleet of MRAP being fielded in Iraq. Photo by Spc. Angel Martinez, 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. CAMP LIBERTY — Although attacks in Iraq have decreased significantly over the past six months, the Department of Defense has remained steadfast in improving the protection and capabilities of military vehicles in Iraq, keeping Soldiers’ safety the top priority. In keeping with this priority, the new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) has made its way to Iraq.The medical sections from 610th Brigade...
  • Israel sends armored troops into Lebanon

    08/01/2006 7:53:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 731+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/1/06 | Hussain Dakroub - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Israel poured up to 10,000 armored troops into south Lebanon Tuesday, and separately dropped helicopter-borne commandos deep into the eastern Bekaa Valley where they raided a Hezbollah-run hospital and fought pitched battles with guerrillas, in a major escalation of the three-week-old war. The Israeli military would not comment on its raid into the ancient city of Baalbek, once a Syrian army headquarters 80 miles north of Israel. It was the deepest ground attack on Lebanon since fighting began 21 days ago. The ferocity of the battles in Baalbek and across southern Lebanon on Tuesday and the determination...
  • Team Leader Touts Iraqi Armored Division Progress

    05/12/2006 6:17:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 240+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 12, 2006 – As the Iraqi army takes over more and more battle space, there will be less need for American combat power in the country, U.S. officials said. Iraq's second armored brigade will assume battle space here soon and the Iraqi 9th Division, the country's only tank division, will assume the battle space in this area north of Baghdad in June. American military transition teams are working with the Iraqis to build and sustain the division. Army Col. John Hort is the senior Military Transition Team chief for the Iraqi division. He leads a group...
  • Iraqi Armored Brigade Ready to Assume Battle Space

    05/12/2006 6:01:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 396+ views
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 12, 2006 – An Iraqi armored brigade is ready to take its place on the battlefield, military transition team officials said yesterday. The 2nd Brigade of the 9th Iraqi Division will assume responsibility for battle space in this region north of Baghdad May 15. The unit's soldiers will join fellow tankers of the 1st Brigade, who assumed responsibility for defending Iraqi territory in December. The brigade has four battalions, three combat and one maintenance and supply. It is equipped with T-72 tanks from Hungary and BMP armored fighting vehicles from Greece. The unit will take over...
  • 3rd Armored Cav. troopers continue to serve

    05/09/2006 6:53:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 227+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 8, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks
    3rd Armored Cav. troopers continue to serve By Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks Cavalry troopers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment raise their right hand to repeat the Oath of Reenlistment during the unit's mass reenlistment ceremony recently held at Fort Carson, Colo. A total of 640 Soldiers participated in the event.Sgt. 1st Class Donald Sparks FORT CARSON, Colo. (Army News Service, May 8, 2006) – Soon after his arrival back home from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spc. Aaron Ziegler knew exactly what he wanted to do – stay in the Army and continue to serve. A food service specialist...
  • The Good News from Iraq We Never Hear....

    02/23/2006 7:00:19 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 8 replies · 817+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2-23-06 | Cal Thomas
    Would you care to guess who said this: "To the courageous men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall Afar (Iraq) from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life"? Give up? That is a letter from...
  • ‘Blast bucket’ looked at by Marines

    01/28/2006 5:12:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 1,416+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Cpl. Jonathan Agg
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (Jan. 26, 2006) -- The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory hosted an Office of Naval Research presentation of the Ultra Armored Patrol “Concept” Vehicle to senior Army acquisition officials Jan. 18. Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Yakovac Jr., military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, and his deputy, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorenson, attended the hour-long briefing, as did program officers from MCWL and Marine Corps Combat Development Command. A viewing of the vehicle, which features innovative systems and components which potentially could enhance survivability and performance, followed the presentation....
  • Vehicles Built to Survive Mines & IEDs

    01/22/2006 7:13:04 PM PST · by spetznaz · 12 replies · 1,155+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | January 22, 2006
    Canada has bought fifty Nyala armored vehicles, to be used by troops it is sending to Afghanistan. The Nyala is a South African vehicles, costing about $2 million each (with support and spares), that was designed to resist landmines and roadside bombs. It was developed from the earlier Mamba armored personnel carrier, and has an excellent track record. The wheeled (4x4) vehicle weighs eight tons and can carry up to eleven people. The model Canada is getting (RG-31M), usually it operates with a crew of five, and a cargo area in the back. Before Canada, the UN and the United...
  • Improved Armored Vests Reflect Changing Enemy Tactics

    01/13/2006 3:54:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 424+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2006 – U.S. military members serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous locales will soon receive revamped armored vests that provide more side protection, senior officials said here today. The vest changes are designed to prove effective in protecting servicemembers from shrapnel fragments, especially those who man gun turrets atop vehicles, Maj. Gen. Stephen Speakes, the Army's director of force development, said during a teleconference call with military analysts. "What we're seeing, obviously, is continuing evolutions in the nature of the threat that we face," Speakes said. The shrapnel-producing improvised explosive devices and other terrorist weapons encountered...
  • Deadly attacks prompt safer combat vehicles

    12/29/2005 12:26:10 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 15 replies · 1,308+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Engineer Paul Green wheels his company's new fully armored combat vehicle over the clay roads and muddy streambeds of the South Carolina backcountry, guns the engine and races over one hill and then the next. "This is designed to be what we thought would be a step up from the Humvee," he shouts as he shifts gears. "This vehicle was never designed to be a direct replacement for the current armored Humvee." But the prototype -- christened the MUV-R (Mine-protected Utility Vehicle/Rapid Deployable) by its manufacturer, Charleston, S.C.-based Force Protection, Inc. -- may well be.
  • Unit Trains for Routine, Ready for Unexpected

    08/03/2005 4:25:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Defend America ^ | Aug 3, 2005 | Army Spc. Matthew Wester
    The clinic serves as a battalion aid station and also provides lab, dental, x-ray and trauma services. TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2005 — "You never know what is going to roll up to the door," said U.S. Army Capt. Jacqueline L. Graul, brigade nurse for 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Graul is part of the staff at "Cobra" Clinic, run by C Company, 125th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, which provides for the medical needs of soldiers at Camp Taji. "You don't get a second chance with a real casualty. All your training is on the line."...
  • Casey vs. The Tornado [Storm Chaser builds armored Ford F-450 to drive into tornados]

    08/01/2005 8:55:05 AM PDT · by bourbon · 26 replies · 1,248+ views
    AutoWeek ^ | 07/18/05 | Phil Berg
    Earlier this year near Paducah, Texas, cinematographer Sean Casey got the scary part of his wish. “The holy grail of all footage is to get a tornado coming right at you—filming with a wide-angle lens, and having the tornado hit you, impact the camera—and that shot really hasn’t been gotten yet,” says the seven-year storm-chasing veteran. “If we can get that on IMAX, it would be a really nice, nice shot.” Because of heavy rain, his bulky IMAX camera didn’t get the shot. Casey was hit by a tornado twice that day, events he recalls with a calm, articulate tone...
  • News From The Home Front-(Ollie reporting the truth about our guys in Iraq; lib media ignores it)

    05/26/2005 10:35:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 45 replies · 1,341+ views
    RED STATESUSA.COM ^ | MAY 27, 2005 | OLIVER NORTH
    FALLUJAH, Iraq -- For three weeks, my FOX News team has been immersed in little more than what's been happening around us. Memorial Day isn't, as they say over here, on our radar screens. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines we've been covering and living with in Al Anbar Province have been focused on chasing terrorists, avoiding IEDs and staying alive. They call it situational awareness -- being alert to only the friendly and enemy situation in the immediate vicinity is an absolute necessity for these young Americans in harm's way in this hot, dusty and dangerous place. And because...
  • Troops Help Clinic, Deliver School Supplies

    05/18/2005 5:38:39 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 323+ views
    Defend America News ^ | May 18, 2005 | U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Wester
    TAJI, Iraq, May 18, 2005 — Hundreds of excited children gathered near a clinic as U.S. soldiers passed out school supplies, book bags and toys during a humanitarian mission to the Husseiniya section of northwest Baghdad near Camp Taji on May 7. Inside the clinic, another group of troops unloaded boxes of medical supplies as Army medical professionals consulted with their Iraqi counterparts. Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, serving as part of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division; 3rd Infantry Division and supporting units conducted the mission, a large part of which included delivering medicine, vaccines,...
  • SUDDENLY, ARMOR AMOUR - (reports of "the tank is dead" are "greatly exaggerated"!)

    05/13/2005 3:39:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 76 replies · 1,743+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | AUSTIN BAY
    Like Mark Twain's death, the demise of the tank has been "greatly exaggerated." A weekend conversation with my World War II and Korea vet father spurs this column. Dad had seen a short video I shot in Iraq that featured my staff section racing down Baghdad's "Route Irish" in an unarmored SUV. Dad asked about the handling characteristics of SUVs and Humvees with "add-on" armor -- light vehicles that weren't designed to carry the extra weight. He then compared what I told him about steel plates and Kevlar panels to a Korean War "armor upgrade" to counter land mines: sandbags...
  • Leave Rummy Alone! - (Edward L. Daley's latest!)

    12/21/2004 5:38:42 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 171+ views
    DALEY TIMES-POST.COM ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2004 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    A good friend of mine once pointed out to me that the first thing liberals do, after someone commits a crime with a gun, is try to disarm everyone who didn't do it. I found his words to be both insightful and troubling, and it's the same sort of pretzel logic to which he referred that has become evident over the past few years in the actions of the many left-wingers seeking to defame Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Apparently, leftists believe that Mr. Rumsfeld is somehow responsible for our military's lack of optimum preparedness, which is sort of like blaming...
  • Al-Tawheed wal-Jihad Releases New Video from Iraq

    10/13/2004 11:52:42 AM PDT · by anonpenetfi · 6 replies · 3,337+ views
    Globalterroralert.com ^ | 10/13/04 | Globalterroralert.com
    http://www.globalterroralert.com/zarqawi-apc.wmvhttp://www.globalterroralert.com Globalterroralert.com (10/13/04): Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement in Iraq has released two new video clips, including video of a roadside bombing attack on a U.S. armored vehicle near the city of Mosul. The video features human body parts later retrieved from the scene of the ambush.
  • Gunman Ambushes Detroit Armored Car Crew (1 dead, 1 critical)

    02/18/2004 5:33:18 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 242+ views
    Gunman Ambushes Detroit Armored Car Crew Thursday February 19, 2004 1:01 AM DETROIT (AP) - A gunman in a black ski mask ambushed the crew of an armored car as they loaded cash from a bank ATM Wednesday, killing one guard and critically wounding another. The gunman apparently fled without any money, police said. The gunman walked around a corner of the Comerica Bank branch where three guards had parked their truck and opened fire with a rifle, said police spokesman Derek Jones. He fled in a white van, Jones said. Police later found the van and an empty money...
  • Full-Metal Traffic Jam (armored car alert)

    03/09/2003 7:00:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 481+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 17 issue | Keith Naughton
    When all those limos pull up to the red carpet at the Oscars this month, some will be outfitted more elaborately than the stars. Beneath their shiny exteriors is the hottest new automotive accessory—bulletproof armor. Just ask David Seelinger, president of Secure Car Worldwide. He’s struggling to keep up with calls from VIPs eager to pay $2,000 a day to ride in his steel-plated limos. CEOS ARE ARMORING themselves against terrorism, movie stars are getting death threats and rappers fear assassination. To keep up with demand, Seelinger has more than tripled his armored fleet to 10 cars. “This is absolutely...